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look and feel for shoppers. >> susie: a deal to create a new defense giant is dead. earlier today, britain's b.a.e. systems and europe's e.a.d.s. called off their merger plans. both sides blamed concerns by european governments, especially germany, over how the potential tie-up would be structured. the deal between e.a.d.s. and b.a.e. systems would have created the world's biggest defense company by sales. some industry watchers say it could have spurred more consolidation among american defense companies. >> if this merger had come together it would have been pressure on the u.s. defense contractors to get together, to consolidate, as a counter balance to the new combination. but without the merger there is not a lot of pressure to consolidate. in fact, if we get a romney presidency there may be almost no pressure on defense contractors. susie: as for shares of the big u.s. defense contracrs today, they followed the broader market lower. boeing, general dynamics, lockheed martin and northrop grumman all down about 1%. >> susie: for many americans, >> susie: for many americans, co
investors today. >> you can see some of the stocks that have led things have been defensive stocks. so, that tells you that it's not quite holding your nose and buying stocks, but saying "i'm not entirely enthusiastic about this but i think i'll do it." >> reporter: stock market pessimists point to continued economic instability in europe, confusion about america's fiscal cliff, and worries about third quarter earnings. optimists talk about attractive stock market valuations and tidbits of evidence the economy might be improving. some also expect companies to say nice things about the business climate next year. >> based on whatever guidance we get for 2013, if it does hint at improvement in sequential quarters, i think investors might feel optimism and get into the buying mode. >> reporter: that buying mode could easily turn into a selling mode. that is, if the third quarter earnings are more disappointing than already expected and, if companies are less than rosy in the comments about the future. suzanne pratt, nbr, new york. >> susie: there was another big sell-off today in apple sh
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